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Tornado watch for parts of Colo., Wyo. and Neb.

5:08 PM, Jun 7, 2012   |    comments
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DENVER - Areas of Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska are under a tornado watch tonight as severe weather moves through the region.

Thunderstorms pummeled parts of Wyoming and Colorado overnight with heavy rain and golf-ball sized hail and forecasters say more storms could be on the way.

Those thunderstorms could spawn tornadoes and flooding is also possible. Preliminary reports show that about five tornadoes touched down in Colorado starting last night, including one near Denver International Airport.

No serious damage was reported. In Douglas County, south of Denver, snowplows were called out to clear hail up to 8 inches deep. Residents in Colorado Springs were rescued after cars became submerged in water and hail near a shopping mall.

The rain has helped firefighters wrapping up a 227-acre wildfire in northern Colorado, but the weather hurt efforts to control a 6,000-acre blaze in Wyoming's Medicine Bowl National Forest.

The Associated Press

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